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  • 10/06/2020 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Earlier this year, the University of Illinois established a NAGPRA Office and hired Krystiana Krupa as the NAGPRA Officer in order to show their commitment to NAGPRA and concerns of Tribal Nations. Effective September 15, 2020, the University implemented a moratorium on research, teaching, display, imaging, and circulation of human remains and cultural items that are potentially subject to NAGPRA at the University. For more information:

  • 09/08/2020 2:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     From Chris Carr-

    It is a pleasure to announce the online posting of a set of videos that present research on the topics of personhood and soul-like essences as conceived by pre- and post-contact Indians of the Eastern Woodlands and as used ritually and strategically by them in their lives.

    The videos include nine researchers’ and two discussants’ presentations written for a symposium for the 85th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas, April 23, 2020. When the meetings were canceled, we constructed the videos as an alternative means of sharing our ideas with the profession.

    The videos have applicability to subjects beyond Eastern Woodland Indians archaeology and ethnography. They will be of interest to those who study the archaeology and ethnography of New World indigenous peoples, the archaeology of religion, mortuary archaeology, bioarchaeology, identity, folklore, performance, comparative religion, and the “ontological turn” movement in archaeology. For more information and links to the videos, please go to:

    Feel free to show all or any of the videos for teaching purposes in your college and/or professional classes.

    Please pass on this email to colleagues of yours who might have an interest in it for their research or teaching. Thank you.

    Wishing you the best,

    Chris Carr

    Christopher Carr

    Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

    School of Human Evolution and Social Change

    Arizona State University

  • 08/05/2020 12:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A pioneer of Michigan archaeology and mentor to generations of women and men in a career spanning over 50 years. Please read her obituary through the link below:

  • 07/16/2020 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     Dr Mark Schurr and Dr. Madeleine McLeester, will talk about their recent research at the late prehistoric Middle Grant Creek site at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Terry Martin will also discuss the variety of fauna that has been recovered from the site.  Registration is not required. LINK to participate in webinar sessions: 1000/. 

    16 July Middle Grant Creek Site Webinar for Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.pdf

  • 04/24/2020 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cahokia Mounds is taking applications for six seasonal positions until 5-1-2020.  These will be three maintenance/janitorial staff and three interpretive staff.  Employment will begin as soon our site re-opens and continue into November.  These are full-time positions.  The interpretive schedules will be 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday - Sunday.  The maintenance positions will be Mon – Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm, with one shift of Wed – Sunday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Pay is 9.25 per hour now and will increase with the next State increase occurring by July 1 to $10 per hour.    To apply, complete the application and background check and return it via snailmail to CMSHS, 30 Ramey St., Collinsville, Il 62234, or scan and email back to Lori Belknap at this email address with a copy of a valid driver’s license.  Please call Lori at the below numbers with any questions. The link to the State portal with the forms you need is:

    You can also find it at and searching Madison and St. Clair county openings.  

    Lori Belknap

    Site Superintendent

    Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

    P (618) 346-5164/5161

    F (618) 346-5162

  • 02/27/2020 7:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Several 2020 field schools in Illinois are listed on the IAS website. Check them out!

  • 02/27/2020 12:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Field Museum is offering a number of paid internship opportunities for students this year. These may be found on The Field Museum's website ( see pages 2 and 3) and include:
    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Collections
    Intern, Anthropology Alliance, Summer Fieldwork
    Interns, Boone Scholars for East Asian Studies
    Intern, North American Anthropology Conservation
    Interns, Regenstein Pacific Collections
    Interns, Women in Science
    Please feel free to post and/or forward onto students who are interested and meet the qualifications.

    Note: Please follow the instructions on how to apply via (Please do NOT click the green "Begin Application" button, which is unfortunately hardwired into the current webpage and cannot be removed to avoid confusion.)

  • 01/24/2020 3:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Each year, the IAS website lists field schools in Illinois. Please send your 2020 field school information to Joe Galloy ( The new field school page will be posted in early February 2020, and it will be updated as new contributions come in. The field school information will also be disseminated via Twitter and Facebook after it is posted on the IAS website. This is the required information:

    (1) Institution offering the field school, (2) Name and/or subject of field school, (3) Location, (4) Start and end dates, (5) Brochure, flier, and/or website link, if available, (6) Contact person's name and email address (plus phone number, if desired), and (7) One photo, if available. A high-resolution jpeg (at least 1MB and no more than 6MB in size) is preferred. Please crop the photo to an aspect ratio of 3:4 (height to length), landscape orientation.

    See last year's field school page to see how your information will be formatted.

  • 01/06/2020 3:49 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The latest volume of the journal Indiana Archaeology is now available from the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology (DHPA)

  • 12/19/2019 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Illinois Association for Advancement Archaeology 

    Permanent Fund 2020 Grant Deadline Reminder

    This a reminder that the application deadline for the 2020 IAAA Permanent Fund grants is Monday, January 20, 2020. Up to three $400 grants will be awarded. The application form as well as guidelines and requirements for a grant are available on the IAAA website under the Permanent Fund link (  Send any questions on the grants to IAAA Permanent Fund Chair, Doug Jackson (

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